XIII World Congress 2003
Education for Peace:
The Best Investment for Future Generations


Charles Mercieca - USA









P.O. Box 3282, Mastin Lake Station, Huntsville,
Alabama 35810-0282, USA
Phone: 256-534-5501 / Fax: 256-536-1018
E-mail: mercieca@hiwaay.net




Ph.D. (Philosophy & Historical Foundations), University of Kansas,
USA, 1966
M.S. (School Administration), Kansas State University, USA, 1964
B.A. (Pedagogy & Speech), Aloisianum College, Gallarate, Italy, 1958



Alabama A&M University, 1967/- Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Director, Institute for International Relations and Intercultural Studies, 1971/98
Consultant, Public Schools Supervisors and Counselors, 1969/74
Professor, History and Philosophy. Directed student teaching, seminars, workshops. Instructor, courses in communication, administrative skills.
Lecturer on peace education studies and programs worldwide.

Kyung Hee University, Fall 2000
Seoul, South Korea

Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Peace Studies, Researcher and lecturer in historical evolution of peace ideas.
Consultant & Contributor, UN News Newspaper and The Korea Times,
Participant, UN related activities in Seoul.

Tver State University, Spring 1993
Tver, Russia

Visiting Professor, Directed a peace education pilot schools project for kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools in Tver, extended later in major Russian cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, and Novosibirsk. Lectured in philosophy, religion, and political science

National Autonomous University of Santa Ana, Spring 1990
Santa Ana, El Salvador

Visiting Professor, Lectured in philosophy and political science to students and professors. Researcher in Central American communication skills, Conducted a peace education pilot schools project in selected schools of Santa Ana.
Consultant, Administrative skills, teaching methods at all levels of education.

Northeastern University, Summer 1985
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Visiting Scholar, Researcher in International Cooperative Education. Lectured on peace education projects.
Consultant, Peace Education Studies and Programs at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Harvard University, Spring 1985
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Associate in Education, Researcher in administrative skills, effectiveness and relevance in teaching methods, race and racial prejudice, crime prevention strategies, communication as a key to
world peace.
Consultant, Doctoral thesis writing, peace education studies and projects.

International Association of Educators for World Peace, 1969/-
Huntsville, Alabama USA

Founder, By 1996 membership exceeded 25,000 in over 100 nations.
Director, Secretary-General, 1970-78; Executive Vice President, 1978/98;
President, 1998/-, Secured tax exemption from IRS, 1970. Affiliation to United Nations' Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1973. Organized 22 international peace conferences. Affiliation to United Nations International Children's Educational Fund (UNICEF), 1990.
Consultant, United Nations (ECOSOC) and UNESCO on disarmament, environment, human rights, drug abuse, peace education studies and programs since 1973.


Enlisted in several WHO'S WHO including Who's Who in Community Service,
Who's Who of Intellectuals, and Who's Who in the United Nations.
Membership in several organizations including the Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, National Education Association, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, and the Philosophy of Education Society.
Languages Studied: English, Maltese, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Latin, Greek.


Published five books including Mismanagement in Higher Education:
A Case Study (1986), World Peace and Spirituality of the 3rd Millennium (published in both English and Russian, 1996), Way of Love and Repentance in the Church of the Third Millennium (published in Russian, 1997), Marian Apparitions: Meaning and Purpose (published in English and Russian, 1997)

Published over 700 articles world-wide including Education for Peace: What It Entails; Teaching Methods: On Making Classroom Instruction More Effective and Relevant; Perspective of Yeltsin's Russia: Problems and Challenges; Administrative Skills and the Development of the Human potential; How Capitalism Plots to Kill the Russian Soul, and Space Age Philosophy and the Academic Revolution of the Twenty First Century, Culture of Peace, China's Political Mind in Perspective, Realization of Pax United Nations, Global Governance in the 21st Century.

Spiritual Education as a Human Right